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  • Women During World War II
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    Women During World War II

    Texas Woman’s University Professor Katherine Landdeck taught a class about the ways American women contributed to the World War II effort. She detailed the expectations for women on the…

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  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Life of Lincoln
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    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Life of Lincoln

    The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum opened in 2005 with the purpose of the telling the life story and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Museum director Alan Lowe gave a tour of the museum and recounted…

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  • Conflicting Memories of World War II
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    Conflicting Memories of World War II

    Keith Lowe discussed the different ways in which the public remembers World War II, and what we can learn from conflicting historic interpretations. Mr. Lowe is the author of The Fear and…

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  • 1908 Race Riot
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    1908 Race Riot

    Historian Kathryn Harris during a driving tour of Springfield, Illinois, described a 1908 event in which 5,000 white citizens stormed into black neighborhoods in the town, resulting in the lynching of black…

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  • George Washington and Designing the Capital City
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    George Washington and Designing the Capital City

    Matthew Costello reached back to 1790s politics to explain George Washington’s vision for the capital city later named for him. Washington’s influence extended not only to the city’s design, but…

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  • Old Illinois State Capitol
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    Old Illinois State Capitol

    The Old State Capitol served as Illinois fifth capitol building from 1840 to 1876. Troy Gilmore, with State Historic Sites, gave a tour of the building as well as where Abraham Lincoln gave his “House…

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  • Illinois State Capitol
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    Illinois State Capitol

    The Illinois State Capitol is the sixth building to serve as the capitol since Illinois became a state. Illinois State Archives director David Joens explained how Springfield became the capital and the role…

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  • Illinois Political Corruption
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    Illinois Political Corruption

    Out of the last eight Illinois governors, four have gone to prison. Political reporter Bernard Schoenburg and author Taylor Pensoneau talked about the charges against these governors and the unique culture…

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  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library  Museum  Lincoln Vault
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    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum - Lincoln Vault

    The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum contains over 52,000 original items pertaining to the 16th president. Archives director Samuel Wheeler went inside the Lincoln Vault to showcase some of the…

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  • American History TV in Springfield Illinois
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    American History TV in Springfield, Illinois

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2018 LCV Cities Tour” in Springfield, Illinois, from January 19-25, 2019, to feature the history and literary life of the…

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  • emWith the Marines at Tarawaem
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    With the Marines at Tarawa

    This documentary about the November 1943 Battle of Tarawa was filmed by U.S. Marine cameramen and won the 1944 Academy Award for best documentary short. About 18,000 Marines made an…

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  • Recovering Soldiers Remains on Tarawa
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    Recovering Soldiers' Remains on Tarawa

    On November 20, 1943, 18,000 U.S. Marines landed on the Pacific island of Tarawa, occupied by Japan. After three days of combat, more than 1,000 U.S. troops had died and about 2,000 were wounded.…

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  • emBooker T Washington The Life and Legacyem
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    Booker T. Washington, The Life and Legacy

    Directed by William Greaves for the National Park Service, this film portrays the life of Booker T. Washington through reenactments, archival photographs and interviews with actors portraying…

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  • TVs Influence on Race and Politics in the 1990s
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    TV's Influence on Race and Politics in the 1990s

    Panelists discussed the impact of television on race and politics in the 1990s. Topics included the 1992 presidential election, Bill Clinton and his relations with the African American community,…

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  • US Army Medical Advances
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    U.S. Army Medical Advances

    We toured the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio to see several advances made by Army medics in the past 200 years. Director George Wunderlich showed us…

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  • Cold War CIA and Radio Free Europe
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    Cold War, CIA and Radio Free Europe

    In the 1950s and 60s, the CIA secretly funded Radio Free Europe, which broadcast anti-Communist propaganda behind the Iron Curtain. Kenneth Osgood, author of Total Cold War, talked about the…

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  • 19thCentury Politics and Society
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    19th-Century Politics and Society

    Vassar College Professor Rebecca Edwards taught a class about the differences between 19th-century political parties and their views on gender roles, racial equality and family dynamics.…

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  • Portraits of Capitol Architect William Thornton
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    Portraits of Capitol Architect William Thornton

    In 1793, President George Washington selected physician, painter, and architect Dr. William Thornton’s design for the U.S. Capitol building. National Portrait Gallery curator emerita Ellen…

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  • emLincolns Ladderem
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    Lincoln's Ladder

    Abraham Lincoln traveled the eighth circuit as a lawyer from 1837 until he received the Republican nomination for president in 1860. Guy Fraker, author of Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth…

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  • Women During the Civil War
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    Women During the Civil War

    A group of historians discussed the different ways women experienced the Civil War, depending on class, race and geography. They examined the relationship between Union generals and their…

    131 views
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